A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy more charcoal and open a cosmetics shop.

Yayo's Group's story

Yayo B. has been selling charcoal and firewood in the Darajabovu neighborhood of Zanzibar for 2 years. She works for 12 hours every day and earns a profit of approximately $35 each month. She is requesting her first loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more charcoal for her business and so that she can open a small cosmetics shop. If this loan helps her to expand her business, she intends to use the increased profits to reinvest in her business so that it can continue to grow.

Yayo is 34 years old, married, and has 8 children, aged 4, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, and 19. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members, Siti, Asia, Zainab, Maryam, and Zena. Each woman has her own small business in Zanzibar.

In this group: Yayo, Siti, Asia, Zainab, Maryam, Zena
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